What I like best about this spice melangé is that I can steep and steep and steep it, and it doesn’t get bitter. The flavor just intensifies!
I steeped this cup for about 12 minutes. The result is just delightful. The combination of spices is a zesty one, but I also like how the low notes of the cacao kernels can be tasted – it’s a light flavor (and I do wish it were stronger) but, it adds a delightful dimension to the cup.
The same is true for the apple bits – the flavor is delicate but it’s there and it is delightful. And even though there is a faint apple note to this cup, I certainly wouldn’t suggest that this is apple cider-like (although these would make good mulling spices to steep in a cup of hot apple juice to make a spicy cider).
A delicious balance of flavor that leans strongly toward the cinnamon … but then, it IS called CinnaZing so that is to be expected. The notes of licorice are a nice taste to this, and as it cools, I am noticing that the savory chocolate notes are starting to pop. Overall, it is a pleasing spiced cup that is caffeine free so it is enjoyable any time of day.
SpecialTeas describes this blend as
The aroma of cinnamon will fill your house with its comforting embrace when you infuse a pot of CinnaZing. This naturally caffeine-free spice tea features a sweet cinnamon taste with zesty notes and is great as a hot or iced latte. CinnaZing has been formulated for the cinnamon lover who prefers to add milk or cream to their teas.
Sadly, it appears that this tisane is no longer available on the SpecialTeas website. This is really a delicious blend that is perfect for this time of year. It warms me from the inside out. It just makes me happy to sip on something so delicious and warming … so COZY! It’s delicious!